Holy Old Thread Batman!!! Fred, I guess you revived this one..........I thought this was the greatest..I had only wished that more people had responded.
And dear heavens!!! Look how many times I posted!! What a freak!!
This answer's a bit offbeat, but I think pretty accurate.
If you ever get to see the UNCUT version of "Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous To Your Health" (with George Hamilton as the crime-solving TV show host), there's a scene where Columbo visits a porno store. He's looking for a tape of the porno movie that (as Columbo has learned) starred George Hamilton's character -- which was the basis for the blackmail that motivated the murder. This scene is frequently censored, as is the lead-up that features a couple of hookers on the street, lewdly asking Columbo "What's under the raincoat?"
Anyway, as a bit of fun in that scene, a guy sidles up to Columbo in the porn store, wearing the EXACT SAME raincoat and suit -- he must have been Peter Falk's "double". Eyeing Columbo's raincoat, he says, "Hope we both have fun tonight, pal!", then he winks and sleazes away.
Well, I cannot deny that I look quite a bit like that guy. At least, I did at that time.
You can see a picture of that character in the Scrapbook article "Columbo's Raincoat," and a couple of pictures of me in the Scrapbook article "Our Day at The View". But you'd have to see pictures of us at a similar distance, to appreciate how much he resembles me.
Yes Ted, as I had pointed out in the past, you definitely resemble that guy!! It is so funny!!
But in my eyes you shall always be the Grand Maestro...and that guy is the best!!
Oh, come on now, Ted! THAT WAS YOU... wasn't it?! Your very own cameo appearance. (And wow, how bizarre to see such an old post come up again!)
Headache, I would have killed to get that role!
Oops...looks like I have incriminated myself.
For some reason my wife thinks that Richard Kiley in "A Friend Indeed" reminds her of me. Something about the mannerisms (or maybe she's just calling me an arrogant schuck).
I never answered this question because I can't think of any Columbo character who I resemble. However, my students at school tell me that I look like Drew Carey. Actually, I don't really see a resemblance (other than that we are both fat guys with buzz cuts). But it is something that comes up with every group of kids that I have had, so maybe I'm just in denial.
So...can anybody think of a Columbo character who fits the requirements?
E what about the guy from Death Lends a Hand...I think his name was Denning. He was the top investigator at Brimmer's company...he had a buzz cut.
Thanks, Cassavetes. That is a definite possibility!
yay!! i found it!!
i'm bumping this puppy up for anybody who wants to add to it.
(DISCLAIMER: as annoying as i am now on this forum, i was even more annoying back in 2005-2006. if you must read my posts, please try not to become sick to your stomach. )
the car,because i'm a 46 year old wreck that just keeps going